Spiced Boiled Peanuts

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


Boiled peanuts are a classic Southern snack, eaten as hors d'oeuvres and sold at convenience stores alike. This spiced version comes from the Rye House in New York City. This recipe first appeared in our January / February 2012 issue on 100 new classics. See the article on Boiled Peanuts.


  • 2 lb. raw peanuts
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp. whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 tbsp. hot paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 stick cinnamon


Step 1

Combine all ingredients and 1 gallon of water in an 8-qt. pot; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until peanuts are tender, about 4 hours. Cool in liquid before serving.

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